Table Of Contents
Improve Your Social Skills has 50+ lessons, covering everything from conversation to empathy to making friends. I recommend reading through the guide in order, but if you want to get a bird’s eye view of the entire guide, you’ve come to the right place.
Think of Foundations as the introduction to the guide. It explains how to get the most out of the guide and gives advice about achieving your social goals. I wrote Foundations to help you think through your goals and motivations, and I include guidance for overcoming fear and the temptation of manipulation.
In Body Language, I teach how to decipher the two key body language signals : “Comfort” and “Discomfort.” I explain how to respond when someone is comfortable or uncomfortable, and also show you how to use your own body language to send positive messages.
Conversation is your guide to smooth, comfortable conversation. I explain how the principle of “Inspiration and Invitation” enables you to have smooth, enjoyable conversation with anyone, on any topic.
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Group Conversation gives you the tools you need to comfortably participate in group conversations. I explain how to decide which group conversation to join and how to break into the conversation once you’ve decided to join. I also explain how to extend the principle of “Invitation and Inspiration” to group conversations, and teach you to help others to feel comfortable in group conversations too.
If you want to build great relationships with others, you need to understand them. In Empathy, I teach you how to train yourself to see the world from the perspective of someone else, and I show how this can help in your relationships. I also explain how you can learn to understand your own emotions better, because understanding your own emotions makes it easier to understand the feelings of others.
All the social skills in the world won’t help you make friends if you never leave the house. In Meeting People, I give you the principles you need to meet potential friends. I explain how to find quality social groups that increase your chances of making new friends I also show you how to make serendipitous connections, and how to move those serendipitous connections into friendship.
It’s great to go to a social group and meet friendly people, but how do you grow friendly people into genuine friends? Making Friends has the answer. In this section, I explain how you can identify the people who are most likely to become great friends, and I show you step-by-step how to begin and grow a new friendship.
Romance adds an entirely new set of challenges to social interaction, but with this guide you’ll be well-equipped to handle them. In the dating section, I explain everything you need to know to have a healthy, fulfilling relationship. You’ll learn how to take your relationship all the way from first encounter to first kiss to life-long love story.